Feb. 9, 2018: Charles P. Rettig was nominated as the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Retting, of California, would succeed John A. Koskinen if Rettig is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Rettig has worked at Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher and Perez, PC, for more than thirty-five years. In that post, he has represented taxpayers before every administrative level at the IRS and in matters before the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice and other taxing authorities. Rettig was the Chairman of the IRS Advisory Council for nearly twenty years. He has also been a Member of the Advisory Board at the California Franchise Tax Board and a Member of the Advisory Council of the California State Board of Equalization. Rettig received his LL.M. in taxation from the School of Law at New York University; his law degree from Pepperdine University; and his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.